Wednesday October 9, 2013
For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622
Louisville – After a successful debut last month, Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) announces the next Pop Up Park will happen at the corner of 28th and Greenwood on Monday, October 14th.
“We had great success when we rolled out this idea in September,” says Scott. “We gave away 100+ books to 50+ youth on September 30th. A local artist led a great community visioning art project with about 25+ youth.”
The Pop Up Park concept is really a simple one. It turns vacant spaces into art-filled, educational spaces for youth and adults. It gives kids in need the chance to get help with homework in the areas of math, science, reading and writing.
A Pop Up Park also encourages young people to embrace the arts as a vehicle of expression while they learn. It will be held from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
Joining the Councilwoman as partners in the project are the West Louisville Math and Science Project, Metro United Way, Network Center for Community Change, Director for Safe Neighborhoods and local artists and community volunteers.
Louisville Free Public Library will bring out the Children's Book Mobile and Metro Parks is providing tables and chairs.
Scott says though the project needs news and gently used books to give away to children. Volunteers can help out by signing up online at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4AAEAD22A0F49-family2/11408015.
“As Vice Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Vacant Properties, I encourage folks to check out this FREE family-friendly event and to re-imagine what we can do with the hundreds of vacant spaces in our neighborhoods,” says Scott.
For more information about October’s Pop Up Park, contact Councilwoman Scott’s office at 574-1101.
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